Record Details

NHER Number:11548
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a ring ditch

Summary

A cropmark of a ring ditch of probable Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs. The ring ditch is slightly sub-circular in plan with a 2.5m wide ditch and an external diameter of 28m. It is likely that this ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9628 1885
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:BEETLEY, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1974. Aerial Photography.
A ring ditch is visible as a dark mark in crop.

28 June 1989. Aerial Photography.
The ring ditch is visible on 1989 NAU aerial photograph.

19 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
The ring ditch cropmark remains visible.
S. Massey (NLA), 30 April 2001.

November 2007. Norfolk NMP
A cropmark of a ring ditch of probable Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S6). The ring ditch is slightly sub-circular in plan with a 2.5m wide ditch and an external diameter of 28m. It is likely that this ring ditch is of Bronze Age date and that it relates to a round barrow. This feature was not identified during a trial trenching evaluation (S7) of the site (NHER 39348). However, full topsoil stripping has yet to take place and it is possible that the ring ditch is located between the evaluation trenches.
J. Albone (NMP), 09 November 2007

Monument Types

  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TF 9618S-U (NLA 374/JAX14-6) 19-JUL-1996.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1974. NHER TF 9618A-B (NLA 6/ABJ4-5) 21-JUN-1974.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TF 9618E-F (NLA 47/AJE1-2) 21-JUL-1977.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TF 9618G-H (NLA 45/AHW5-6) 19-JUL-1977.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (AAF). 1979. NHER TF 9618J (AAF 194/7) 27-JUL-1979.
<S6>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1989. NHER TF 9618K-N (NLA 229/DQH1-4) 28-JUN-1989.
<S7>Unpublished document: Grassam, A. & Weston, P.. 2004. Archaeological Solutions Report No. 1583. Land at East Bilney Quarry, Beetley, Norfolk. An Archaeological Evaluation..

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39348Part of: Prehistoric, Roman and Early-Middle Saxon features, Hungry Hill, East Bilney (Monument)

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